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gas bottle valves

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by m j, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I came across a co2 bottle for a good deal(free)
    certified last in 1999, good until 2009
    problem is the valve is the wrong style for my MIG

    anyone have any links to what is involved to change it?
     
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    Any good welding supply shop should be able to hook you up.

    John
     
  3. m j

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    not sure how it is elsewhere, but here there are 2-3 gas suppliers that have the bottle market completely cornered.
    next to impossible to own your own bottle. well a bit of a lie there but at $300 and very few places to fill private owned bottles it is difficult.

    it looks as simple as ensuring the bottle is empty and changing out a valve.
    the shop I went to said it would need recertification at price unknown and time also unknown
    I rented one from Praxair as they gave me the best deal on both my welder and the gas rental.
     
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    I just looked at one of our bottles in the shop, and it may be more prudent/easy just to get a regulator that matches the existing valve on the bottle. Just a thought

    John
     

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